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extender

[ik′sten·dər]
(chemistry)
A material used to dilute or extend or change the properties of resins, ceramics, paints, rubber, and so on.
(electricity)
A male or female receptacle connected by a short cable to make a test point more conveniently accessible to a test probe.

extender

1. A white, inert mineral pigment of low opacity; used in paints to provide bulk, texture, or a lower gloss or to reduce paint cost. Common extenders are calcium carbonate, silica, diatomaceous earth, talc, and clay.
2. A substance added to synthetic resin adhesives to increase volume and reduce cost without affecting quality.
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Are the optimum levels of the catalase and vitamin E in rooster semen extender after freezing-thawing influenced by sperm concentration?
This finding indicated that the n-3 PUFA concentration added to semen extender is very important, which contributed to the improvement in total motility, viability and membrane functional integrity due to increase in membrane fluidity and resistance against cooling and freezing.
The highest metabolic activity of spermatozoa was noted when osmotic pressure of semen extender was appropriate.
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of glutathione supplementation in semen extender on progressive motility, plasma membrane integrity, viability and acrosomal integrity of Sahiwal bull spermatozoa.
In recent years, adding antioxidants to semen extenders for improvement of sperm quality were studied.
Effects of addition of Taurine to semen extender on microscopic factors of buffalo bull sperm after thawing.
In bulls, spermatozoa cryopreserved with LDL-supplemented extender yielded 2 times higher motility than that with crude egg yolk semen extender (Moussa et al.
These results indicate that the success rate of AI can be improved by using 1% ascorbic acid in poultry semen extender.
Inclusion of bovine serum albumin in semen extenders to enhance maintenance of stallion sperm viability.
Melatonin addition in semen extender is reported to increase the ATP synthesis that favors sperm quality parameters i.